Nigeria: Buhari Govt Gets Fresh $3bn World Bank Loan

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:18 pm

Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government has secured a $3bn loan from the World Bank.

According to the Finance Minister, the loan is to be used for reforming the nation’s power sector.

Mrs Ahmed announced the approval of the loan at a news conference to wrap up the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington DC on Sunday.

She explained that the loan is expected to improve power supply in the country.

The Minister said the loan would be disbursed in four tranches of $750m each beginning from April 2020.

The loan, according to her, would cover the funding gap as well as the current tariff which investors in the sector had described as very low compared to what is obtainable in other countries.